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AZ Tech Beat | February 23, 2020

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Posts ByCarlene Reyes - 2/5 - AZ Tech Beat

MonsoonFund brings crowdfunding platform to Tucson startups

July 16, 2014 |

Tucson startups now have a crowdfunding platform to call their own. MonsoonFund helps small businesses in the city raise early stage funding while giving the added opportunity to expand their network of supporters.

It was created by the team at … Read More

New toys emerge at TechShop from National Instruments partnership

July 16, 2014 |

Co-written with Becky Brisley

National Instruments (NI), a producer of automated equipment and virtual instrumentation software, is partnering with TechShop, a chain of member-based workshop spaces located throughout the country, to provide them with NI’s latest tech tools and training.

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Tucson’s Raytheon awarded $80 million to build more defense missiles for U.S.A.F.

July 15, 2014 |

Raytheon Company, a Tucson technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets around the globe, announced yesterday that the U.S. Air Force has awarded them $80 million to create 200 additional MALD-J (Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer) … Read More

ACA chooses four tech companies for AZ Fast Grant

July 11, 2014 |

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) has chosen four tech companies as the recipients for the highly competitive AZ Fast Grant, a grant that provides Arizona-based early stage companies with resources to grow their business.

The grant allows these companies to seek … Read More

How drones are creating a buzz with the FAA and pissing off your neighbor

July 10, 2014 |

There have been many exciting developments in uses with drone technologies. These buzzing UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) could change the way we seek out missing persons and deliver goods, for example, but on the other end of these uses, comes concerns … Read More

Startup Aqwastream uses Intel’s face detection tech to save the planet and sell ads

July 10, 2014 |

In a single second, 1,500 plastic water bottles are consumed in the United States. And of the 50 billion bottles of water that are bought each year, 80 percent end up in landfills.

That’s just too big a number for … Read More

UAT almnus teams up with Adult Swim Games to release video game Super Comboman

July 8, 2014 |

Coming July 11, a new game from Interabang Entertainment will make you happy to pay your bills.

Co-founded by CEO and Creative Director Justin Woodward, an alumnus of Arizona’s University of Advancing Technology, Super Comboman is taking video games back … Read More

PHX startup Pivot Freight heads to Techstars in Austin

July 8, 2014 |

Pivot Freight, a freight shipping rate comparison tool, has been chosen as the first Arizona startup to be a part of Techstars in Austin, a rigorous and competitive, three-month long accelerator program.

More than 1,500 companies applied for 11 spots … Read More

Phoenix’s IO receives patent approval in a big win for IP in Arizona

July 7, 2014 |

IO, a global leader in software-defined data centers, announced recently that it has received patent approval for ­its modular data center, a major achievement for intellectual property in Arizona.

After initially filing the patent back in 2008, the U.S. Patent … Read More

Startup Storybyte raises $125K – app helps you take the effort out of storytelling

July 3, 2014 | 2

I take tons of photos. Some I Tweet and some I Instagram. But right now, I have over 1,000 that are just sitting in my phone that I’ve completely forgotten about. Sound familiar?

For startup Storybyte, they’ve created a new app that will … Read More